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Latest Corporate Watch newsletter now out

08-02-2006 14:38

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Australian Police Force Trial Taser Weapon

07-02-2006 07:43

NSW police may kill or disable you with their taser trial regarless of the statistical death and injury previously recorded world wide?

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Finnish Police Executes People on Duty

05-02-2006 12:34

Press told on January 13th 2006 about two burglars having entered a shopping mall Anttila in Vantaa. Obviously burglars were about to do some X-mas shopping, but were caught on the spot. At Haaga, while police were about to arrest thieves, did the thieves manage to crush few police vehicles from grape into raisin; “Police took six shots towards the direction the thief was” . “The cop simply walked next to him and shot in a short range."

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Incapacity Benefit Cuts Protest

04-02-2006 21:26

There was a good turn out at the protest on Saturday 4th Feburary against cuts in Incapacity Benefit outside Sheffield Town Hall.

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Nottingham's January Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures

01-02-2006 16:46

Nottingham's January Critical Mass and Bike About :: The Pictures

Setting out from the usual meeting place [Outside the Savoy Cinema on Derby Road, meet at 5.30pm] 'twas a dark, wet and oh so very cold. But a fair few turned up to take part .....

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Nottingham No to the M1 widening campaign launch

01-02-2006 11:22

no roads
We will be launching our opposition to the M1 widening campaign on Monday 6th Feb, meeting outside the tourist information office in Nottingham city centre at 12-30. Please come along and get involved with the campaign.
We will do a public information stall at this time, then at 2-30 we will hand in a letter of objection to Arup who are working on the first stage of the widening project.

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critical mass this friday!

31-01-2006 15:13

Brum Critical Mass will be taking place this Friday 3rd Febuary.

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British Waterways A Meet of Hearts and Minds or a Place to Escape?

29-01-2006 06:18

HBOS Plc Crest Plc Shareholder Please Help Us LIBS 2006
Following their most recent one-man picket at the London International Boat Show 2006, at Excel in the heart of London’s docklands, the Shalom Family Campaign for Social Justice have written an Open Letter to British Waterways, a stakeholder with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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Bush-friendly BECHTEL sets sights on UK taxpayers money

28-01-2006 11:20

Bechtel which has been controversially awarded reconstruction contracts in Iraq is now setting its sights on the £15bn City led Crossrail scheme after the abuse of taxpayers money over the tube. UK politicians and the media refused to consider how much it will cost taxpayers as it is seen as a Millennium Dome

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incinerator pollution shocker

27-01-2006 22:40

Incinerator in Nottingham breaks emission limits

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More All-Party asbestos support for Spodden Valley

27-01-2006 14:01

These issues go beyong party politics... a united stand to keep Rochdale safe:
Local MP’s Paul Rowen and Jim Dobbin attended the Parliamentary Asbestos All-Party group this Tuesday.

MP, Peers and representatives of organisations concerned with asbestos disease were given an update of the past 6 months in the Spodden Valley.

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Sainsburys GM protests strike again

26-01-2006 22:40

The cows were back in town today when Sainsburys tried to have an uneventful champagne launch of a new store in North West London.

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US FDA warns Bayer on hemophilia therapy promotion

26-01-2006 00:21

A number of Bayer AG promotions for its hemophilia treatment Kogenate FS were misleading because they failed to include ample information about risks and directions for use, U.S. regulators said in a letter released on Tuesday.

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A Million People on Incapacity Benefit to be Forced Back to Work

25-01-2006 07:34

DWP Secretary John Hutton has announced plans to force 1 M diabled people and long-term chronically ill into work. Those who refuse work-focused interviews and other "rehabilitation" will have the benefit docked. He will aslo put spies in GP surgeries - this has already begun!

There is a protest today against Dr Simon Wessely, one of the main people behind the "no one is really chronically ill it's just in their minds" school of thought.

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Brisbane Brothel Gives Thumbs up to US Sailors

24-01-2006 18:28

According to an article in the Australian Courier Mail, workers at the Purely Blue brothel in Brisbane have been looking forward to the arrival a US aircraft carrier carrying around 6000 crew

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Government to bribe GPs

24-01-2006 09:31

I had always understood that when my GP was making an assessment of any illness I presented, he would base his judgement on his medical skills and experience. Under new government proposals this may no longer be the case.

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East Anglia Social Forum 18th Feb. in Cambridge

22-01-2006 14:15

The East Anglia Social Forum to focus on the crisis in the NHS and alternatives to the market

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Protest Simon Wessely lecture 25 Jan

20-01-2006 19:37

Prof Simon Wessely is employed by the MoD and NATO and heavily backed by corporate interests to deny the reality of chronic illnesses such as ME/CFS, Gulf War Illness, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and others.
Protest WED 25 Jan 5:30pm Gresham College Holborn, London

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Ministers must stop Commission's u-turn on high concern pesticides

19-01-2006 22:39

Within the next ten days the European Commission is seeking approval by the Member States to authorise a number of dangerous pesticides* for use within Europe - several of which are mutagenic, hormone disrupting or toxic to reproduction

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Reading Gay Bishop Health Special

19-01-2006 22:21

Welcome to the latest issue of Gay Bishop, this month we have been looking at issues surrounding health services for residents in Reading.

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